Wilderness Medicine Section

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With the increasing popularity of outdoor and wilderness recreation, emergency physicians find themselves treating various conditions unique to the wilderness environment.

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May 3, 2024

What does a career in wilderness medicine mean to you?

The field of wilderness medicine has grown rapidly over the past several decades and now includes several renown journals, a growing body of literature, thriving professional societies, internationall...

May 3, 2024

Wilderness Medicine Fellowship - My Moveable Feast

Dr. Andrew Park, one of the 2023-24 University of Vermont Wilderness Medicine Fellows, reflects on the sights, sounds, and smells of his year living in and treating patients in austere environments.

May 3, 2024

Dispatches from the Top of the World

Dr. Jessie Gehner, Assistant Fellowship Director, sent us a quick live update from Nepal on April 14, just as she and her team were returning from Everest Base Camp ER and other high-altitude clinics ...

May 3, 2024

Balance in the Wilderness: Consequences and Likelihood

As emergency physicians, we are constantly balancing risk vs benefit in our on shift decision-making.

May 3, 2024

Letter from the Chair

For all of you that were able to attend our meeting in Philadelphia, thank you! We had a wonderful meeting where we gathered to talk about the intersection of wilderness medicine and ACEP.

October 24, 2023

2023 Photo Contest

Catch a slide show of stunning landscapes and thrilling wilderness adventures some our members embarked on this past year!

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Catch slide shows of stunning landscapes and thrilling wilderness adventures from our members.

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